Workplace Vehicle Safety Tips from The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) For Contractors and Sub-Contractors
** Develop, implement, and enforce standard operating procedures that address worker safety and minimize work to be performed near vehicles
** Use equipment designed to minimize blind areas and equipment with proximity warning systems.
** Establish safe work practices for night work and backing equipment, requiring high visibility apparel.
** Design worksites to minimize backing vehicles and equipment.
** Provide adequate oversight and supervision by a competent person.
** Ensure that drivers only back up under the direction of a spotter.
** Ensure daily communication between prime and sub-contractors to discuss any changes or revisions in construction traffic flow.
** Channel construction vehicles and equipment away from workers by using visual safety devices (retro reflective barrels, delineators, portable
** Install signs to guide workers on foot with respect to traffic areas, vehicle flow, and worker-free zones.